2 cups fresh basil leaves or a combination of basil and parsley
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup good quality EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup pignoli nuts, walnuts or plain almonds (optional)
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend. If you choose to toss with pasta, add 1/2 cup Parmigiano or Pecorino Romano cheese to the toss.